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Bréguet 760 Transport Project of 1936

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dear Hesham,
I've see and loocking to
"http://www.flightglobal.com"
If you go to "archiv and the year 1938"
number march 03 1938 page 203
you could see the arrengement of the fuselage
of this plane and of the a Wibault from the same
period
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Dear Hesham, the Bréguet Br.760 used the wing from the Bréguet Br.730 flying boat and was developed post-war as the Bréguet BR.761 & Br.761S Deux Ponts, the Br. 763 Provence and the Br-765 Sahara......

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My dear TERRY
Yes, of course, we know !
But we don't know details of the br760 studies .....
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The Br 760 is a weird airplane with spats featuring tandem wheels, it seems there are no nosewheel nor tailwheel. What a balance! I think I have already seen such (unbuilt) double spats on a mother plane but I don’t remember what type (Daimler-Benz? or Soviet?)
 

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Tophe said:
I think I have already seen such (unbuilt) double spats on a mother plane but I don’t remember what type (Daimler-Benz? or Soviet?)
Both,

The Kalinin K-7 used such landing gear system.
Photo from unknown source.

Daimler-Benz also in its Projects A, B and C.
http://www.luft46.com/db/dbbomba.html
http://www.luft46.com/db/dbbombb.html
http://www.luft46.com/db/dbbombc.html
 

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Dear Hesham, the Bréguet Br.760 used the wing from the Bréguet Br.730 flying boat and was developed post-war as the Bréguet BR.761 & Br.761S Deux Ponts, the Br. 763 Provence and the Br-765 Sahara......

Terry (Caravellarella)
Hi! Bréguet Br.760's base Bréguet Br.730 flying boat. Nose shape is very impressive. Cuvism.:D
http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/sww2/br730/
http://avions-de-la-guerre-d-algerie.over-blog.com/article-les-breguet-730-et-731-102889987.html
 

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The Breguet 730 was a flying boat made in the 1930s upon request from the French Navy. A mass production order was issued, but no aircraft had been deployed before the French surrender to Germany in June 1940. Four unfinished aircraft were completed after the end of World War II and operated in the French Navy until 1954.

In May 1935, the French Navy issued requirements for a new long-distance flying boat (Sea reconnaissance, search and rescue at sea) to replace the outdated Breguet 521 Bizerte.
Breguet competed with the Latecoere (Latecoere 611), Liore & Olivier (LeO H-440) and Pote = CAMS (Pote = CAMS 141) , designed a large four engine flying boat to meet these requirements.

The first prototype Br.730-01 equipped with four Gnome-Rhône 14N engines made its first flight at Le Havre on April 4, 1938, but on July 16, this aircraft was damaged while trying to land in the shallow water. Despite this stumbling block, four mass-produced models were ordered, followed by an indefinite order due to the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, but it was found in the early 1940s that the depletion rate of patrol aircraft was very low and the order was dropped.

No production was completed by the surrender of France on June 22, 1940, and production was suspended. The wing of the prototype aircraft damaged by the Vichy government and the hull of the first mass-produced aircraft, the Br. 730 No. 1, were combined to resume work and enable flight, but the test was canceled due to the occupation of Vichy France in Germany. Production of the remaining 11 aircraft under German occupation proceeded very slowly, but an Allied air attack on April 6, 1944 destroyed eight of these.

In December 1944, after the Germans withdrew from southern France, Br.730 No.1 finally flew. This aircraft, named Véga, was delivered to the French Navy and used as a long-range transport aircraft in the spring of 1945. The second aircraft, Br.730 (Sirius), was completed in May 1946. The remaining two aircraft (Altair and Bellatrix) were redesigned to complete the Br.731 with a new float and a higher power engine.
Véga was damaged by a crash in January 1949, and Unit 2 was destroyed in 1951. The last Br.731 retired on January 20, 1954 .

Br.730-01
Prototype with a Gnome-Rhône 14N 2/3 engine with an output of 753 kW (1,010 hp).
Br.730
Production version with Gnome-Rhône 14N 44/45 engine with an output of 835 kW (1,120 hp). Production 2 aircraft.
Br.731
It has a Gnome-Rhône 14R 200/201 engine with an output of 1,010 kW (1,350 hp) and has an improved nose and float. Production 2 aircraft.
Source : Japanese net
 

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"Bellatrix"... what a lestrange aircraft, really. Better keeping Lockheed (Lindbergh ?) black Sirius away from it... o_O o_O

More seriously, note that the glazed nose is very similar to the Breguet 482 fast bomber that also went through France WWII litany of horrors. Only to fly... and quickly die in 1947.

That model was such a beauty. :cool: The real thing... not so much.
 

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I feel that the strange shape of the 730's nose reflects the designer's strong intension to make this plane discover victims.
Since the flying boat only needs to land on a wide surface of the sea, the design concept is that the poor visibility of the pilot is not a problem.
 
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